FC Cincinnati are close to completing the signing of Gabonese international striker Aaron Boupendza.
The 26-year-old has enjoyed a successful campaign at Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab, scoring 11 goals in 17 outings this term.
FC Cincinnati close in on Gabonese international
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the fee for the Gabonese international center forward will be around the $7m mark, with Boupendza joining his tenth professional club in a career that has seen him play in countries including France, Portugal, and Turkey.
FC Cincinnati are closing in on deal to sign Gabon international striker Aaron Boupendza. 🇺🇸🇬🇦 #MLS
Fee above $7m, deal being completed soon. pic.twitter.com/T90eSGq1w9
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 8, 2023
Boupendza is seen by many as the replacement for outgoing Gabonese captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been linked with a move away from Chelsea to Saudi Arabia this summer.
FC Cincinnati currently sits top of the MLS overall standards, eight points clear of second-place Nashville SC, with the Orange and Blues’ only losing one of their opening 16 matches so far this campaign.